The Moths of Suffolk
142 Nematopogon pilella, (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)

National Status : Nationally Scarce A

Local Status : Uncertain, no recent records (SMP Status 4)

Distribution and abundance : Rare

Habitats : Open woodland, moorland

Flight Period : Single-brooded; May to June

Morley's Final Catalogue : Discovered at Hopton near Gorleston so recently as 1931, also at Beccles and Gorleston in May 1931-3 (Doughty).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 15-19mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultNematopogon swammerdamella
Nematopogon schwarziellus
Nematopogon metaxella
Nematopogon magna

Compare confusion species
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Life history chart
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